Sun  ID: 3993

STEREO's Ongoing Mission to See the Sun from All Sides

In 2012, the two STEREO spacecraft, Ahead (STEREO-A) and Behind (STEREO-B) continue on their orbits around the Sun. For the next several years, the spacecraft will be positioned to observe the side of the Sun not visible from the Earth.

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Tom Bridgman (GST): Lead Animator
Scott Wiessinger (USRA): Producer
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Data Used:
JPL DE421 also referred to as: DE421
Ephemeris - NASA/JPL
SPICE Ephemerides also referred to as: SPICE Ephemerides
Ephemeris - NASA/JPL
Satellite and planetary ephemerides
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